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Sep 16, 2009 02:49 PM

What's new or good in the theater district

Looking for good food in the $50-60 a person range in the theater district. Something on 8th ave would be great. Have tried Uncle Nick's, Marseilles, and Casa ???. Would like something new. Pre fixe would be great.

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  1. Toloache (Mexican)
    251 W. 50th St., nr. Broadway New York, NY 10019

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    1. re: Rmis32

      We just ate at Toloache, it was excellent. My husband lived in Mexico for 10 years and said this is the closest to being there. The atmosphere was lovely as well as the hosts. I highly reccomend. Stay away from B.Smiths, was there Saturday it was gross.

      1. re: doxy216

        Third for's one of my faves in the area.

        1. re: LeahBaila

          Actually, it was LeahBaila who turned me on to Toloache, for which I will be eternally grateful. Don't miss the jalapeno, cucumber margarita.

          1. re: Rmis32

            :) Awe, really? Glad I could be of service. Now I must return to try the jalapeno-cucumber margarita!!


    2. Maria pia for Italian (prix fixe), Hell's Kitchen for Mexican

      1. I have head good things about 5 napkin burger

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        1. re: Tex in the City

          Funny, I've heard that 5 Napkin has a killer lobster roll.

          1. re: Tex in the City

            5 napkin is great - I love the bacon cheddar burger with a side of pickles (annoyingly, it doesn't come with pickles but they're so good I always order anyway). They also have very good wings and a nice beer and whiskey menu.

          2. What do you recommend ordering at Toloache and how much for 2 people?

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            1. re: dych

              We ordered the Guacamole, it was delicious, nice and chunky. Also the caso fundido as appetizers. I had Chicken echiladas with Mole sauce, the best Mole ever....My husband had Carnitas de lechon, flavorful and delicate. We had a drink each, Coffee and Mexican Hot Chocolate and 1 dessert. It ran about 110.00 before tip. Well worth it ,we still tqlk about the meal. Also, the waitress was the best.

              1. re: dych

                Guac is quite good, as are the tilapia tacos. Don't miss the jalapeno, cucumber margarita.